The Meal Place @ Dana 1, Ara Damansara

27 10 2010

Last week, while searching for a new place to eat for lunch, my colleagues stumbled across a new commercial area called Dana 1 which is located just next to the Symphony building at Ara Damansara. One of the restaurant called The Meal Place was packed with people that day. Apparently, the Dried Chili Pan Mee was only RM 3.50 per bowl as part of their introductory offer.

The bowl of pan mee came with quite a big portion. Dried chili flakes, fried shallots, spring onions, mince meat and fried anchovies were nicely placed on top of the noodles.

For RM 3.50 per bowl, it sure looks good and yummy.

However, taste wise, it was rather disappointing. Simply put, there wasn’t much taste to begin with. Most of the time, the taste was over powered by the chili flakes.

Honestly, I won’t even consider going back to the Meal Place after having the dried chili pan mee.

While they do sell other type of dishes, my colleagues were of the opinion that they wasn’t tasty as well.

The Meal Place
Pusat Perdagangan Dana 1
Jalan PJU 1A/46, PJU 1A
Ara Damansara
47301 Petaling Jaya
Malaysia

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Eiffel Tower key chain

27 10 2010

It is said that Paris is the most romantic city in the world. While I do not have the luxury to travel to Europe yet, I have seen many nice pictures from this city of love. Perhaps one day, I will be snapping pictures at this City of Love. But as for now, I have to settle for a miniature Eiffel Tower key, which was a gift from a friend of mine. Thanks…





Lammeeya @ Empire Shopping Gallery

26 10 2010

I had a quick lunch at Lammeeya today. From what I know Lammeeya outlets are also found at Damansara Uptown, 1 Utama Shopping Mall and now, Empire Gallery at Subang Jaya. Judging from the crowd during lunch hours, the food must be good.

A plate of Lam Mee costs RM 8.80 which isn’t exactly cheap but then again, that is the price to pay for comfortable dining in an air-conditioned environment.

The soup was thick and rich in taste which is how Lam Mee should be. The prawns were also fresh.

According to my friend Lameeya is one of the better choice for food in the shopping mall.

Recommended if you don’t mind paying an extra few Ringgits for a nice bowl of Lam Mee in a comfortable environment.

Lammeeya
LG31, Empire Shopping Gallery
Tel: 603-5022 2050
Fax: 603-5022 2051

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Fullhouse @ Sunway Giza

25 10 2010

Ever since Fullhouse opened its door at Ara Damansara a couple of years ago, the cafe has garnered quite a number of followers due to its unique lifestyle dining concept. So it was no surprise that theme-based restaurants such as Gardens Lifestyle & Cafe started mushrooming around town. It appears that apart from food, ambiance and atmosphere do add up the overall dining experience for city dwellers.

Fullhouse has recently found its way to Sunway Giza. Featuring a three-storey high restaurant, Fullhouse was unmistakably the most attractive looking place to eat there. The Mini which was so prominently displayed at the Ara Damansara branch can also be seen at Giza albeit in a different colour. What makes the decor even more attractive is the life-sized replica of Tiffany standing next to it. Tiffany is one of the cartoon character featured in the Fullhouse menu.

Fullhouse definitely scores high in terms of its ambiance. But how did their food fare? I took the Vongole Spaghetti (RM 16.90) which came in a reasonable portion.

The spaghetti was cooked with olive oil and clam meat. What made it spicy (and I mean really spicy) were the chili flakes. As for the taste, I would say it was quite nice. I am not a picky eater and as long as it goes well with my taste bud, I am generally okay with any food.

Only thing it was a bit too spicy for my taste but those who are looking for an extra kick wouldn’t mind at all.

Profiterole (RM 9.90) or otherwise homemade custards were delicious.

The texture was soft and fluffy while the vanilla chocolate sauce was not too sweet.

If you are planing to eat at Fullhouse, make sure you bring your camera long. There are tons of nice pictures to take around this place. Too bad I did not stay for long. Otherwise, I would have spent my whole afternoon snapping pictures there. :)

Fullhouse
Lifestyle Store and Cafe
Sunway Giza Mall
C-2 Giza Sunway Mall
Jalan PJU 5/14
47810 Kota Damansara
Petaling Jaya

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Kitchen Creatures @ Centrepoint

20 10 2010

When I first came across Kitchen Creatures, I was intrigued with their no-frills dining concept. Simply put, all food at Kitchen Creatures are nett price. This means there are no extra costs, no government tax and service charge. Certainly, this notion was a welcome change and prompted me to give this restaurant a try last weekend during lunch hour.

Apart from the name of the restaurant, their menu was also creatively designed. Inside, a plethora of food were just waiting for us to sink our teeth into.

I took the Monster Platter (RM 15) for starters which came with fried shrimp, mushrooms, mini chicken wings and nachos. The waiter apologised to us as they ran out of calamari rings but promptly substituted them with additional shrimps. Clearly, the name itself was a good indication of the huge plate which they served the food on. The portion was also quite reasonable and can be considered as main course if you are not a big eater.

And speaking of the shrimps, they were fresh and nicely fried. The shrimps were also tasty.

The mushrooms were also equally good. I rarely had fried mushrooms but the ones at Kitchen Creatures have made me look forward to eating them in the future.

The nachos were very big in size but somehow it weren’t as cheesy or spicy as I hoped they would be.

Thankfully, the chicken wings fared better. They were moist and tasty. I wished they would have given us at least two more pieces. Oh… that was gluttony speaking on my behalf.

The combination of sour cream with tomato ketchup had me dipping the food into these two sauces. I even asked for a second helping as the first one finished in no time at all.

Next up was the Chicken Shiitake (RM 15). It was basically grilled chicken breast accompanied with some buttered vegetables and spaghetti noodles.

Hmm… does buttered vegetables means they are fried with butter?

Ever heard of roasted capsicum sauce before? Well, it was the first time I came across it. The sauce was poured onto the chicken breast. It sure looks good and tasted even better! Slices of shiitake mushrooms were found underneath the chicken.

And what did yours truly had on that day? Behold… The Big Daddy Monster Burger! If you are game for something huge, this is it. The burger is so huge that you will gasp in awe when it is put on the table. It came with double patty (choice of chicken or beef), bacon, cheese and vegetables. For RM 18, I say it is value for money. You won’t find any burger that big for that price.

Putting the size aside, how does it taste? Well it wasn’t all the bad. I sliced the burger into two portions and the first half was rather dry in my opinion. The second half tasted much better as the sauce (presumably) was not evenly distributed.

In the end, I felt so full after eating the entire burger. I even skipped my dinner on that day and did not feel hungry the next morning.

Yeah, I guess Big Daddy Monster Burger sure lives up to its name.

Overall, I would consider Kitchen Creatures as nice place to eat. Of course, the no-frills dining concept will definitely means that what you eat is what you pay. Recommended!

Kitchen Creatures
Lot F110, Centrepoint (New Wing)
No. 3, Lebuh Bandar Utama
47800 Bandar Utama
Petaling Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Tel: 03-77298039

Email: kitchencreature@gmail.com

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Sunday morning @ Sunway Giza

17 10 2010

Here I am sitting inside Austin Chase Coffee at Sunway Giza on a Sunday morning. Nothing beats lazing on the chair while sipping a cup of English tea. I must say… it is a nice environment here indeed.





MC Curry @ Glenmarie

17 10 2010

When I dropped by MC Curry for lunch yesterday, I was delighted to see the printouts from my earlier write up about their food were still pasted on the front stall. Hence, it was no surprise that the owner, Mr. Mcculloch still recognise me. When I asked him whether there was anything new to try that day, he quickly pointed to the signage at the back of him which reads ‘Hot Wok Mee’. That explains why there were stacks of little woks and bamboo baskets at the front of the counter.

While most people would know that MC Curry is famous for their curry noodle, I was curious to find out how their Hot Wok Mee (RM 4.80) fares.

After taking my first bite, I was glad to say that it didn’t disappoint me at all. The taste was just right. When I sipped the soup, it was like ‘Mmmm…..’ with a gleeful smile. The fresh ingredients (prawns, pork slices and fish cakes contributes to the yumminess of the meal.

Although the soup was piping hot, the shape of the Yee Mee was still in the original cake form indicating that it was cooked without being overly soggy.

The soup reminds me of the Cantonese fried noodle variant. Overall, it was a two thumbs up for me.

My colleague took the dry curry noodle (RM 4.30 for small portion).

According to my colleague, the curry was flavoursome which was hardly surprising given it is one of MC Curry trademark meal. There were generous amount of fried shallots covering the chicken meat.

Judging from the picture, and what I wrote about it in my previous post and one can safely assume that the taste is still very good.

Some pictures of the sifu in action. Mr. Mcculloch prepares the food himself. Don’t let the picture fool you. He is a very friendly man and will give you a warm smile if he is not too busy. Overall, we were all happy with our lunch. With good food at reasonable price, MC Curry is definitely my choice of place to eat at Glenmarie.

Restoran MC Curry Noodles
No.7 Jalan Juruaudit U1/37
Section U1, 40150 Shah Alam, Selangor
Tel: 016 2770131

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